Chicago: Reilly & Lee Co., (1921). First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Small quarto, original light gray cloth with pictorial paper label in colors on front board; 312 pp. including 8 pp. publisher advertisements at rear, 12 full-page color plates including plate at page 255 with typographical error in plate caption (Scarecrow's misspelled "Scarecorw's." This error is found only in the first printing, all later issues were corrected. Skinned area at lower right corner of pictorial label on front board, front inner hinge weak but holding, previous owner name in pencil at top of front free endpaper, 2 short tears to bottom of title page, fore-edge of title page slightly soiled,else text and plates very clean. Item #23849
Bibliographia Oziana states that inspite of the title page credit as editor, Ruth Plumly Thompson deserves full credit as sole author of this Oz book. Bibliographia Oziana (2nd edition) #15.